'Days' Gives Suwanee Fans Second Chance: Email

Tour establishes special email address for anyone unable to buy a book in this week's huge turnout.

The overwhelming turnout Monday in Suwanee for the "Days Of Our Lives" event left many fans empty-handed and frustrated. But show officials want to make amends.

"Days" officials have announced that anyone who was turned away at City Hall can purchase a signed copy of the book "Days Of Our Lives 45 Years: A Celebration in Photos" through a special email address.

The address is: Daysbooks@itgirlpublicrelations.com

The Suwanee stop, with a crowd estimated at 2,000, was the most successful in the multi-city tour that originated in Los Angeles, where the show is filmed, and included stops in Chicago and New York, officials said. The tour stopped in the New Orleans area after Suwanee.

Fans began lining up in mid-afternoon at Suwanee City Hall, and people were still lined up outside after 9 p.m. The signing was scheduled for 6-8 p.m. Two lines -- one solely for book purchases -- stretched to the parking lot behind the building during the event.

Coordinated by the Gwinnett County Public Library, the event was moved to City Hall because of the expected crowd. Fans of the show, which is the longest-running scripted show in NBC history, came from surrounding states such as Alabama, Tennessee and North Carolina.

 Greg Meng, executive in charge of production for "Days," commented in a news release: "The cast and I were thrilled and overwhelmed by the large number of our family of fans that came to see us Monday."

Suwanee police assisted in keeping the crowd contained as the cast and authors enthusiastically stayed for an additional 2 1/2 hours, attempting to meet everyone, a news release said.

Zoe Allen March 26, 2011 at 03:37 AM
I got there about 4:45 and I got to meet them at about 8:30. I paid for a book and got a receipt. I also paid shipping on it, I can't wait until it gets here. I had a great time and met some nice people in line that made my going alone a much better waiting time. It was my first time meeting any 'Days' cast! I also bought the Doug and Julie book and got it signed as well as the 8x10 photes I got for buying the celeb. book that had sold out. It was sad that some people in the back of the line did't get in. I loved meeting them, I have watched them for many years. So a big Thanks to the cast for coming so far to meet the fans!!!
Ami Bombardieri March 26, 2011 at 02:18 PM
I arrived at 5:30 got into line and was told I needed to get out of line, get into another line to purchase a book. Books were sold out by 7pm and I continued to wait in line #2 so I can buy the book and then get into line 1 to have autographs. Needless to say, I waited 4 hours and I did not get a book or autographs or even a glimpse of the actors. Greg Meng came out to the crowd to thank us all and told us that we would all get a turn and that the actors were staying to meet everyone. However, After 4 hours and nothing to show for it, I was very disappointed. I have been a days fan since 1980 and I believe the PR people from the Days department were not organized enough to appease all of the people that came out.
Dolly April 19, 2011 at 11:35 PM
Yes! Very poor planning! I don't see how they did not expect such a crowd. It was for a SOAP OPERA that's been running for 45 YEARS and in a town like SUWANEE. HELLOOOOOOO! And the books we were promised would be signed and sent within a week...were not signed and came a month later! I got mine today!
carolyn cowan April 22, 2011 at 07:17 PM
My book came up missing at the signing in Suwanee and I was promised a new book with the characters signature to be mailed to me and I have not recieved it as of today. I am really disappointed, because I could have stayed to try to find my book, but I was told differently. My name is Carolyn Cowan and John(IGPR) has the info.
Ami Bombardieri April 22, 2011 at 09:42 PM
I had the email that said I could order a new book too. However, I've paid for the book through paypal on 4/9 and I still have not received my book either. I have emailed the address to follow up with tracking info and I have not received any response. I would hate to think that we will never get our books as promised. Has anyone received the book they ordered??


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